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Spring Creek School

Public | K-6 | 565 students

We are best known for Integration of Technology.

 

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Posted October 23, 2013

Spring Creek has a nice, new building with great playgrounds and other amenities that come with a new facility. It is located in a nice middle-class neighborhood with families that care about education and want to be involved. We were excited to be a part of this school. We quickly realized that most of the kids in this area do not attend Spring Creek. Their parents drive them to other schools in Provo district or to charter schools. The majority of the students are bussed in from the other side of Provo where the demographics are very different. This is not necessarily bad, but know that everything sent home is in English and Spanish because many parents do not speak any English. We discovered that the teachers are excellent and really care about their students. However, when a class of 18 has 15 of those students below grade level, there is only so much a teacher can do. The students who are on or above grade level are pretty much ignored or asked to help the other students. There is so much potential, but this school was dealt a difficult hand, which is why many of the students who live in the boundaries for this school go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Spring Creek has been a great experience for my grandchildren. They make every effort to match the student with the teacher, so that they can have the greatest success in their schooling. The principle and the entire staff are dedicated to providing the best education possible for the students and I think they all need a great big THANK YOU for a job well done.


Posted November 16, 2010

As the Principal at Spring Creek I hope that greatschools.org will post the most accurate information possible about our school. The data used for this rating is old. Over the past 2 years the school has made significant improvements in Language Arts and Math scores. Check out the school's website for the most current data to see that there has been an increase of 20% in both areas. It is time to update the rating of this school. Great things happen every day and our plans for the future will only bring about more success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 29, 2008

My children love their teachers who show great interest for their success and well being. We've had lots of opportunities to serve and participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This school has the worst special needs department! lack of communication w/ parents who have disabled children! would not recomend ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

The current Spring Creek staff and administration leaves a lot to be desired. Spring Creek is a young institution giving the impression of being overwhelmed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2004

My son just started kindergarten this year. At first, there seemed to be a real lack of communication between the school and parents. No kindergarteners knew who their teacher was until two days before school started. We were unable to meet teachers before school started in August. Now however, things are fine, it's apparent that the parents have to take a very active role to know what's going on in the classroom. We were a bit disappointed in the school at first, but now that we're there and participating, it's making all the difference in the world. It's a beautiful, recently built school. The office staff is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

Spring Creek is a great school. It has a great staff and a really helpful one on one program for your childrens need. My child had a great time with his teacher Mrs. Lisa and learned alot from her.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 15%
White 45% 77%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
Portuguese and American Sign Language
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese and American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Jarod Sites
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese and American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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  • Spring Creek currently has 9 different classrooms designed to integrate technology into every day activities. These classes include interactive white boards, projectors, and shared computers (18 per room) for students to work on cooperative and individual assignments using a variety of software programs. Students in these classrooms spend 40-60% of each day using the computer to develop deeper understanding and to demonstrate his/her learning in different ways. Students leaving these classes gain confidence and knowledge about technology and academics as they master computer programs and experience the possibilities that technology can offer.
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Timpview High School
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1740 South Nevada Ave
Provo, UT 84606
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Phone: (801) 370-4650

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